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SHY motorised roller blinds


  • Excellent light seal
  • Saves energy
  • Reduces noise
  • Good wind resistance
  • Blackout fabrics
  • Energy saving fabrics
  • Widths upto 6.5m
  • Drop up to 10m, (subject to fabric limitations)
SHY roller blinds

SHY roller blinds

SHY® offer three roller blind ranges, ZIP®Obscura® and Sunfacta®, each range provide different technical solutions and great versatility in installation. Each range can utilise hundreds of different roller blind fabrics to ensure compliance with the client's aesthetic and light control requirements. All ranges can be operated manually or motorised.
Through their knowledge and experience SHY® can produce roller blinds that are small, large, very large, straight, shaped, narrow, curved, vertical, horizontal or angled.

SHY Zip blinds

SHY® ZIP® blinds are flexible, easy to operate and extremely durable. Developed and proven through years of successful installations – often in very challenging situations – they achieve a standard virtually unsurpassed by any other roller blind screen system on the UK market today.

The heart of the system is SHY®’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong, flat, join.

The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic side channel housed in an aluminium sied channel. This allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the channel.

With all SHY® ZIP® blinds, the hem bar of the blind is also permanently fixed to the fabric and a brush strip prevents light ingress when the blind runs into the optional bottom channel.

  • ZIP® technology to enable smooth operation
  • Used for areas up to 50m²
  • Features headboxes and side channels
  • Any angle from vertical to 30° from the vertical
  • Hardware can be powder coated to any RAL colour
SHY ZIP Brochure

SHY Sunfacta

SHY® Sunfacta cassette roller blind systems are ideal for shading large or small areas. Designed specifically for the demanding contract market, the roller barrel and operating mechanism are fully enclosed in a neat headbox.

With five headboxes and nine roller barrel sizes available, SHY® Sunfacta blinds can be installed on windows of many sizes - from standard dimensions up to extremely large areas of bespoke glazing.

  • Used for areas up to 4.5m wide, 7m drop or 34m²
  • Roller concealed within a neat headbox
  • Hardware can be powder coated to any RAL colour
SHY Sunfacta Brochure

SHY Obscura

SHY® Obscura roller blinds have the look of standard roller blinds - but that is where the similarity ends!

This roller blind system is anything but standard: it can provide maximum overall coverage of 70m2; has fixings/brackets for virtually any situation and clever features like counter-balancing springs, making it as easy to raise an Obscura blind manually as to lower it.

  • Used for blinds up to 3.5m wide, 5m long or 15m²
  • Can be installed on vertical or sloped windows
  • Manual or motorised rollers
  • Obscura 110 and 160 up to 6m wide, 10m long or 60m²
SHY Obscura Brochure

Excellent light seal

SHY® ZIP® blinds’ side guides trap cloth in the side channels achieving an excellent light seal. The optional bottom channel receives the hem bar with brush strip, which reduces light ingress around the base of the blind. The cassette headbox, with fitting possibilities though the box itself, also minimises light gaps around the head of the blind.

Saves energy

With SHY® ZIP®’s fully cassetted system air is trapped between the glazing and the blind fabric providing additional insulation. In fact the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) guidance on the thermal resistance of blinds states that a fully cassetted blind with a low emissivity fabric is 8.8 times more effective that a standard roller blind.

Reduces noise

With the blind fully lowered, the air trapped between the glazing and blind fabric helps to reduce noise in a similar way to double glazing.

Good wind resistance

The robust SHY® ZIP® guides prevent the cloth from pulling or blowing out of the side channels, even when fitted externally.

Multiple applications

Dimout, shading, light control, heat control, insect screens, room dividers, business presentation & home cinema screens.

Hand or electric operation

SHY® make excellent electric blinds in the ZIP® system. Wonderful hand-operated blinds, too.

Neat and Stylish

With a compact headbox which contains the cloth cassette and operating mechanism plus slim, aluminium side and bottom channels, SHY® ZIP® blinds can provide an attractive complement to the surrounding decor. The aluminium hardware can be anodised or powder coated to any RAL/BS colour.

Easy access for maintenance

Maintenance access (for all but the smallest, 65mm square head box) is via an easily removed front cover on the headbox. This can be removed for maintenance while the blind is in position.


Come visit us in our Hove showroom to see our full fabric and sample range. We have a large number of sample blinds on the wall along with a dedicated motorisation section and Markilux awning section.


We offer a free survey and fitting service across most of East and West Sussex, Brighton, Hove, Worthing and surrounding areas. We will bring our samples books to you so that you can see the samples in your own home.


248 Portland Road

Hove, BN3 5QT

01273 722250